Domaine MONNOT Meursault "Les Chevalieres" 2016

Wine Region: Burgundy - France

Grape: Chardonnay

Tasting notes: aromas and flavors of ripe melon, hazelnut, and lemon custard. Aging in 15-20% percent small French oak barrels lends notes of toast and vanilla.

About the winery: Xavier Monnot is a leading producer in Meursault whose winemaking style emphasizes purity of fruit, elegance, and complexity. Xavier can trace his mother's ancestors, the Monniers, back to 1723, with six generations of winegrowing. Xavier took over in 1994 after completing his oenological studies and began replanting parcels with a combination of selection massale from old vines, and new clones, and updated the cellar with modern equipment. In 2005, along with improvements in the vineyard and cellar, Xavier began bottling his wines under his own label.